With the Middle East and Asia as his far-ranging home territory, Reza Deghati's photos chronicle 30 years of turmoil, hope, and splendor. Now some of his most dramatic works are in this volume, filled with pictures that convey torment and upheaval, but also the art, culture, and traditions of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and other areasand the photographer's understanding of humanity and deep commitment to justice.
Reza's own narration focuses attention on the costs of war and the human condition. For readers interested in world history, current events, and the human experience, this photographic tour de force is a must.
296 pages, 200 color and black-and-white photographs
Reza Deghati is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He is a renowned international photojournalist, capturing the world in photos for many leading publications and in more than 15 books.
He has devoted much of his life to documenting conflicts and to humanitarian efforts. He founded Aina, a local NGO in Afghanistan aimed at training journalists and establishing newspapers and other media outlets.
"A stunning book of photographs...A blend of straightforward reportage and emotional storytelling...oversized with beautifully reproduced color images."artbooktalk.blogspot.com
The beauty in this outstanding book is not restricted to the photography, it includes the stories behind them. It is my most treasured and loved book. It never fails to affect people I show it to, and opens their eyes to a world beyond their own mundane confines.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend